& Tammy Calvert Stranded
from Bev Bergeron
I just received a phone call from Carlos Haupert, the wife
of my former drummer at the Diamond Horseshoe. She told me
to check the newspaper about my friend John Calvert. This
is what was reported on page A6 in the Orlando Sentinel:
An elderly couple were stranded on the Banana River after
their 67-foot yacht broke its mooring near Port Canaveral.
Gale-force winds and flooded boar ramps hampered efforts by
the U.S. Coast Guard to rescue the pair, who were still aboard
the vessel Monday night, said Coast Guard Petty Officer Ben
The couple, John Calvert, 94, and Tammy Calvert, 62, of Merritt
Island, were wearing lifejackets and talking regularly with
For those who would like to know more about John Calvert go
to the movie data base on the Internet: www.imdb.com
Ive known John for over 50 years and can tell you this
is a real character. He will not like being called elderly.
At 94 he still drives a 33-foot Bus (RV) and can fly an airplane
besides his 67-foot yacht. He has just return from driving
the Bus to Los Angles where he performed twice
a night for a week and then flew to London to appear on TV
and work a stage show.
adventures in the Far East would fill several books if they
were allowed to be published. There has been one book written
on his life adventures, but only covers the routes that he
had traveled not the side trips. In the late 1930s,
his girl friend was the late newspaper/radio columnist, Hedda
Hopper. We will be appearing on a show together in November.
See you down the road, Bev - b